95 Empire Street
From April 10-16, 2016, AS220 presents its inaugural Modern Movements Festival. This week-long festival presents seven dance companies and choreographers, with events including eight performances and six workshops led by participating artists.
Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16 at 8pm: Bill # 2 features a broad geographical base of artists, including 2016 RISCA Choreography Merit Award Winner Betsy Miller in a collaboration with Washington D.C.-based Matthew Cumbie, Palestinian artist Farah Saleh, and NYC-based Alison Cook Beatty Dance. Miller and Cumbie will premiere an original duet that aims to explore and explode the possibilities for virtuosity in movement, performance, and presence, while questioning assumptions and challenging our expectations with heart, humor, and play. Farah Saleh, current Visiting Artist in Residence at the Pembroke Center at Brown University, will present A Fidayee Son in Moscow, an interactive piece which attempts to archive gestures of Palestinian children who studied during the 80s at the international boarding school Interdom. Alison Cook Beatty will perform a solo, To Be Fallen For, and members of her company will close the show with Heroic Departure, inspired and based on the American Heroine Amelia Earhart and her life and final journey of departure around the world. All performances will be held in AS220’s BlackBox Theatre at 95 Empire St.